Well, dumb Halloween is upon us; I hope to be safely indoors drinking mulled wine and watching scary movies. If you are planning on going out, please be safe. I find that on Halloween more than any other holiday people act like complete idiots. It's like the anonymity or the illusion of being someone else makes people think they can behave like utter fucking animals. If you have kids, then that's precious and I hope they have fun and get lots of candy. Halloween is awesome when you're a kid, and I wish it could just be a sweet holiday for little ones to play and pretend. It's annoying that it has to be tainted with drunken insanity and rampant cultural appropriation, among other things.
Least favorite holiday aside, I am ready for the weekend, you guys. I had the brilliant idea on Tuesday of making twice-baked potatoes for dinner, which were completely delicious, and we had so many leftovers that I've been choking potato down every day this week. It was just too much potato. I used this recipe, and it yielded so much food that it could have served six people. Usually I can rely on Theo to consume all leftovers, but he completely refused on this one. So the task was left to me, and (of course) I ate every last one of them. You wouldn't believe how exhausting it is to consume that much potato in four days. But here I am, I made it. I await my prize. Which apparently is a surprise day off today!
Theo and I are headed to Central Park to enjoy all the beautiful changing leaves and hopefully to have a picnic on a rowboat. I hope we continue to do this every year, it's such a peaceful little way to enjoy the beauty of the city. I have been dreaming of what sandwich I'm gonna take along with me for days! Still haven't decided. It'd be kinda nice to bring Maeby along, but I'm pretty sure she'd actually murder me in my sleep if I ever put her on a rowboat.
I sincerely hope you have a safe, happy, wonderful weekend. If your little ones are in particularly adorable (or hilariously janky homemade) costumes, please send pictures my way. Here are some links for the weekend and a little ditty for your heart:
I wrote about bathing in live bacteria over on The Frisky this week.
And some more by yours truly over at Well Rounded NY.
A different way of looking at the NY Times nail salon expose.
China is ending it's one child policy.
If you haven't read xoJane's Creepy Corner yet, this is a good weekend to catch up.
Getting my daily dose of wanderlust from Cabin Porn.
Picking the right hair color for your skin tone.
Lost a couple hours of my life scrolling through the Kaufmann Mercantile site this week.
French women on American beauty.
Loved this beautiful piece on Sylvia Plath.